REVIEW: The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. (Review by Isabel Blackmore, aged 11)

by |April 6, 2012

 The Hunger Games trilogy is about a girl called Katniss Everdeen. It is set in the future, where the capitol has power over all 12 districts. Every year the capitol reaps 24 children; 12 girls and 12 boys, they enter a danger filled arena, and only one child can conquer the rest, and become a victor.

The Hunger Games trilogy is a great series, which has so many different aspects. Adventure, mystery, romance and justice. I read the series in as little as three weeks; it’s that good. My emotions went from the brink of tears, to intense happiness. How does Suzanne do it?

That’s what you have to discover.

– Isabel Blackmore, aged 11.

Isabel advises: See the movie, but read the books, first…

The Hunger Games Trilogy

by Suzanne Collins

Book One: The Hunger Games

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

But Katniss has been close to death before – and survival, for her, is second nature.

The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.

 BUY


Book Two: Catching Fire

After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns to her district, hoping for a peaceful future. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol.

A rebellion that she and Peeta have helped to create.

As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless Katniss and Peeta can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

This is the terrifying sequel to The Hunger Games.

BUY


Book Three: Mockingjay

Can Katniss Everdeen win the final fight against the Capitol?

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe.

The Capitol is angry.
The Capitol wants revenge.
Who do they think should pay for the unrest?
Katniss.

And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12…

THE FINAL BOOK IN THE HEART-STOPPING HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY.

BUY


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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection.

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